RSS of MSN Search Results Page
I’ve discovered a couple new ways to play with RSS feeds to get the RSS latest news. This is the first method, I’ll give the second one in a post later today.
The first of these comes from the IceRocket search engine. At first, it is an SE just like Google, MSN etc.Â however, there are two differences which can be very handy. The first is the “Blogs” search and the second is the ability to syndicate [pull in XML format] the results of the search. If you go here, you’ll see the results of a search that I put together.
On the right-hand side of the page click the little XML button and you’ll see the search results in XML format. Now you can take this XML and use it as a news page in your site: you can see the search result incorporated into my site here. I have it set to check for new headlines every hour.
Why would you want to do this? It is a decent service to provide for your visitors; to have relevant news headlines on your site. It is a good SEO move. Spiders like constant new content.
There are services like Moreover.comÂ can provide a similar service, but the limitation is you must take what they provide, whereas with IceRocket I can customize the feed to be whatever I want. The downside of that freedom is you have to get heavily into the Advanced Search options to figure out how to filter all the RSS spam from your feeds.
If you have a site that doesn’t have new content to it on a regular basis then I’d say something like this is certainly worth a try.